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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 16/01/1833 Waterford, Maine.  d. 19/10/1914 Vermont.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 03/05/1863 Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

Harrington was born in Waterford, Maine on January 16, 1833 and entered service at Kirby, Vermont. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, while serving as a Sergeant with Company G, 2nd Vermont Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued on December 13, 1893.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Ephraim W. Harrington, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company G, 2d Vermont Infantry, in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sergeant Harrington carried the colors to the top of the heights and almost to the muzzle of the enemy's guns.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GROVE CEMETERY, ST JOHNSBURY, VERMONT.

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